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Kogi: INEC Declares Senatorial Poll Inconclusive

Kogi: INEC Declares Senatorial Poll Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Senatorial Election in Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi State inconclusive due to the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  said to be  lower than the number of registered voters in 53 polling units of 20 registration areas in the zone where elections were cancelled.

Adeyemi polled 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548, with the margin being 20,570.

The returning officer, Professor Olayinde Lawal who declared the election inconclusive said, he is constrained by law to declare a winner because of the lead margin between the leading candidates.

He added that INEC will announce a new date for the conduct of a supplementary election in the 53 polling units before a winner can be returned.

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